News & Events Archives for March, 2016

March 2016

Job Placements

Congratulations to Carolyn, who came in yesterday to #RingTheBell and share her news of a full-time job as an Administrative Assistant with The Community Builders!

“It’s been a journey. I just wanted to say that I could not have done it without the staff here, plain and simple. It’s hard work and they are here to support you in every way. They provide the tools for you, and it works – but you have to work.”

“When I came in this organization, I was just thinking to start any job because I am new to this country…that because [I’m new to] the U.S., my old experiences and Bachelor’s degree would not work anymore. But they told me I can do whatever I want, and so I got my target job, with full-time and full benefits.

This is my second home. Thank you for making my life so much easier.”

We are so proud of Yemisrach, who graduated from our February workshop and started a full-time job this week with DTI Global. She impressed in her practice interviews and ended up making a great connection with a great employer. #RingTheBell

Meet Daikersu, a graduate of our December 2013 workshop. He worked hard, put in applications and ended up with a great full-time position as a General Service Associate with Boston Medical Center. Since starting, Daikersu has been promoted and continues to build toward his career and financial goals by staying in touch with his career coach Carol.
You could have great success like Daikersu – and we can help! Attend our next information session tomorrow at 1pm and learn how we can help you gain full-time employment and start building your career.

Meet Sally, who spent Leap Day with us to share the leaps and bounds she is making in her career!

She came in to ‪#‎RingTheBell‬ last Monday and celebrate her new job as a Cook with Sodexo USA at Curry College, sharing some goodwill and advice with our most recent set of workshop graduates. CONGRATULATIONS, Sally!

“When you go to your interviews, don’t be scared. Show them the passion for what you’re doing, and when they see the passion in you, you will get that job.”

CONGRATULATIONS to Juliet! She came in last Friday to ‪#‎RingTheBell ‬and celebrate her new job as a Patient Care Assistant with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

February 2016

Job Placements

“I just want to let you guys know that are currently here: do not give up. I know how hard things must be…but trust me, you’re sitting on a winning lottery ticket. Listen to the staff members – they know what they’re doing.”

Congratulations to Nickolas, who came in to ‪#‎RingTheBell‬ yesterday and celebrate his new dream job as a Residential Teacher Assistant at the May Institute! He spoke to the class about his journey to change fields and start a career supporting individuals with special needs.

“The opportunity to enter the financial world has always been my dream in the U.S…Keep your mind focused on what you want and believe at the right time, it will definitely come. Take this place as a family, it’s a wonderful family to have. I appreciate every one of you. Even the ones that have left, our interns, they are wonderful people. I don’t have family in the U.S., [but] having Career Collaborative, I think I am satisfied and am very happy.”
A huge congratulations to Victor, who came in to ‪#‎RingTheBell‬ yesterday and celebrate his new job as a Risk and Reporting Specialist Associate with State Street Corporation. Watch his full speech here

“My school suggested to come here because they heard how great it was, and I’m honestly grateful that they sent me. When I came here they treated me so well and taught me so much. It worked out great, because I literally got complimented on how well I presented myself, and that’s what really matters. Half the battle is: what can you actually offer the employer?”

Congratulations to Daniel, who came in on Monday to celebrate his 2-year graduation from Career Collaborative. Daniel currently works as a Medical Secretary with Atrius Health and is a new Career Collaborative ambassador!

Congratulations to Genet, who came in to ring the bell last Friday and celebrate her new full-time position as a General Service Associate at Boston Medical Center!

“The employers know this organization is a good organization, and it will help you.”

A huge congratulations to Birhanu, who graduated from our Job-Search workshop in December and will start a full-time position as a Functional Specialist Associate with State Street Corporation later this month. He came in to ring the bell yesterday and share strong advice with our new class of participants.


Last Friday, our February 2016 workshop participants completed their final round of practice interviews before their graduation ceremony. Now they’re fully prepared for the job search, with some already having secured multiple interviews and even job offers!

January 2016

Job Placements

Today we’d like to celebrate another program graduate, Yvrose! Yvrose is about to complete two years of continuous employment with Boston Medical Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant and came in yesterday afternoon to ring the bell and share her success story.

A hearty congratulations to Abdelmoula, who came in to ring the bell last Friday and celebrate his new job as a Cook at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He’s just finished his third month on the job and loves that he gets to learn new things every day.

Happy Career Collaborative program graduation to Antoine! He just celebrated his two-year work anniversary as a General Cleaner with Keolis North America, and he says that he loves his job and the growth opportunities that come with it. Well done, Antoine!

“You’ve got to stay focused…if you stay focused, this is a good program and it will help you.”

Congratulations to Sophia, who came in to ring the bell earlier this week and celebrate her new full-time position with Aramark at Berklee College of Music! She is a graduate of our November/December Job-Search Workshop.

January Workshop

We’d like to recognize our newest group of workshop graduates! They completed their final round of practice interviews today to officially graduate our Job-Search Course and are now well on their way to finding a great full-time job.